Karpathos International Airport (AOK) in Afiartis area is Karpathos’s major airport, serving as the entry point for most of Karpathos’s visitors. There are almost daily flights which connect the Athens International Airport with Karpathos and during the summer season there are some direct charter flights from abroad. You can go to Karpathos by ferries from Piraeus, to the south of Athens. The trip takes about 15 hours. There are also normal ferries connecting Karpathos with neighboring islands.
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The taxi services in Karpathos are operating 24 hours a day for any distance and place. For your best convenience we use modern cars with air condition and highly trained drivers, kind and willing to drive you anywhere you wish to go. The members of the association can also accept calls in order to satisfy your demands, quicker and safer by showing around the magnificent beaches of Aegean Sea and the hospitability of the locals. Useful phone numbers: (30)22450 22705
BUS & SCHEDULES
KTEL Karpathou SA has the responsibility for transportational exploitation of Long Distance routes of the island. There are regular bus connections between Karpathos town and most villages, resorts and other places of interest. The terminal for KTEL busses in Karpathos town is next to Taxi Station. Time-table information: tel. (30)22450-22338.
PASSPORTS AND VISAS
U nationals require only a valid identity card while UK visitors require a passport. Citizens of the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand do not require visas for a stay of up to 90 days.
EU Visitors are not subject to customs formalities. Illegal export of antiquities and works of art is a serious offence. Bringing prescription drugs will need a copy of the prescription and, if possible, a letter from doctor describing their usage.
Greek time is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time, an hour ahead of Central European Time and seven hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. People generally eat breakfast usually from 8 to 10 in the morning. Restaurants serve lunch between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., and dinner from 8:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m Markets, and all other shops, close around midday, reopening around 5pm and staying open until at least 8pm. In resort areas, many shops are open until around 11pm in summer. All bar and club remain open on weekdays until 4 am and public holidays until the early morning hours.
BANK & ATM
Banks are open from 8:00 until 14:30 from Monday until Friday. Banks and automatic cash machines are placed in Pigadia Town. The currency in Karpathos is the euro, as in other European Union countries. The euro is divided into 100 cents. There are eight different coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cent, and 1 and 2 Euro. There are seven different bank notes, for the following amounts: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 Euro.
All major Credit Cards as well as Euro-cheques are recognized and and accepted. Most business such as restaurants, shops, and hotel s prefer cash to credit cards, and usually pass on to you the percentage charged by the credit card company, which can be as much as 5 per cent.
Standard electrical voltage in Karpathos Island is 220-240 V AC, 50 Hz. A transformer and an adapter are necessary to use North American electrical appliances whose plugs have two square pins. Adapters are available in most hardware stores.